While deputies were interviewing a suspected drunk driver, the sheriff’s office says they were nearly struck by a second suspected drunk driver.
Deputies responded to a call about a vehicle in a ditch on Transit Road in Clarence around 9pm Thursday. The driver, 47-year-old Anthony Remsen of Lockport, was found nearby.
While talking to him, a passing vehicle nearly hit the deputies. One stayed with Remsen while two others pursued the vehicle, driven by 40-year-old Patricia Mount of Lockport.
Deputies say despite lights activated, Mount only moved to the shoulder and slowed down. Deputies say they had to activate their sirens to get Mount to stop.
Remsen was arrested and charged with felony DWI. He has a prior DWI conviction in the last 10 years. Deputies say he was also drinking alcohol in his vehicle.
Deputies say Mount became argumentative and confrontational while going through field sobriety tests. She was taken into custody and deputies say a chemical test found she had a .19 percent BAC.
Mount is charged with DWI, failure to use due car for a stopped emergency vehicle and improper passing.